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Waldron remains top-ranked team in Class A

For the third consecutive week, the Waldron Mohawks are the top-ranked team in Class A girls basketball.

With wins over North Decatur and Knightstown, Waldron improved to 12-0 this season – the best start in program history – and is the only unbeaten team left in Class A.

There are six undefeated girls basketball programs left in the state of Indiana.

Previously unbeaten Vincennes Rivet suffered its first loss Dec. 18 at Gibson Southern and dropped from No. 2 to No. 4 in this week’s Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association poll.

Lanesville (13-1), ranked No. 1 earlier this season, rises to No. 2 behind Waldron with Lafayette Central Catholic (9-2) moving up to No. 3 this week ahead of Vincennes Rivet (9-1).

Jac-Cen-Del (10-2) is No. 5 with North White (11-1), Tecumseh (7-4), Trinity Lutheran (7-2), Fort Wayne Blackhawk (10-3) and Kouts (10-4) rounding out the top 10.

In a battle of top 10 teams today, Trinity Lutheran is at Vincennes Rivet.

There are two unbeaten teams left in Class 2A and they sit atop the coaches poll.

Winchester (12-0) remains No. 1 ahead of South Central (Union Mills) (13-0).

Fairfield (12-1) is No. 3 ahead of Triton Central (11-1), who can clinch no worse than a share of the Indiana Crossroads Conference championship tonight with a win over Scecina (6-5).

Tipton (8-1) is tied with Triton Central at the No. 4 spot this week. Eastbrook (9-1) is No. 6 with Eastern Hancock (11-1) – the Royals’ only loss is to Triton Central, Forest Park (11-2), Frankton (11-2) and Cascade (11-2) completing the top 10.

The undefeated mark of South Central (Union Mills) will be challenged Thursday. The Satellites face Shelbyville (7-6) in the semifinal round of the Valparaiso Tournament. The other semifinal pits Knox (6-5) against Class 4A, No. 14 Valparaiso (11-1).

The only unbeaten left in Class 3A is Benton Central (12-0). The Bison are ranked No. 5 in this week’s poll.

South Bend Washington (13-2) is No. 1 ahead of Garrett (10-1), Silver Creek (13-1), Mishawaka Marian (10-2), Benton Central, Hamilton Heights (9-3), Washington (12-1), Norwell (10-3), Twin Lakes (9-3) and Corydon Central (11-1).

Crown Point (12-1) is the top-ranked team in Class 4A with Franklin (14-0), Noblesville (11-2), Bedford North Lawrence (12-1), Fishers (10-2), North Central (12-3), Westfield (11-2), Columbia City (13-0), Lake Central (10-2), Fort Wayne Snider (10-2) and Columbus East (11-2) rounding out the top 10.